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  • Thinking About History by Sarah Maza
    Thinking About History (English, Paperback) Sarah Maza

    Thinking about History is a general introduction to historical studies that explores what's special about history as a discipline. Sarah Maza revels in history's eclecticism and highlights the inherent tensions and regular controversies that shape it. With the classroom in mind, she organized her text around a series of big questions through which she discusses various themes, works, and schools of history. She asks, for example, whose history do we write, and how does writing about different people affect what stories get told, and how they are told? Her questions gather together topics for discussion but no definitive answers, and she enlivens her writing with plenty of concrete examples drawn from the work of historians in a wide variety of fields. Based on the premise that much of the excitement about history comes from the controversies, substantive and methodological, that it ignites, this book is designed as a contribution to the urgent task of keeping those arguments alive.

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  • Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method by Carlo Ginzburg
    Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    Was he influenced by the environment, he asks himself, and if so, how? Ginzburg uses his own experience to examine the elusive and constantly evolving nature of history and historical research.

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  • New Directions in Social and Cultural History by Sasha Handley
    New Directions in Social and Cultural History (English, Paperback) Sasha Handley

    What does it mean to be a social and cultural historian today? In the wake of the 'cultural turn', and in an age of digital and public history, what challenges and opportunities await historians in the early 21st century? In this exciting new text, leading historians reflect on key developments in their fields and argue for a range of 'new directions' in social and cultural history. Focusing on...

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  • Debating New Approaches to History by Marek Tamm
    Debating New Approaches to History (English, Paperback) Marek Tamm

    With its innovative format, Debating New Approaches to History addresses issues currently at the top of the discipline's theoretical and methodological agenda. In its chapters, leading historians of both older and younger generations from across the Western world and beyond discuss and debate the main problems and challenges that historians are facing today. Each chapter is followed by a critical...

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  • Historians on History by John Tosh
    Historians on History (English, Paperback) John Tosh

    Bringing together in one volume the key writings of many of the major historians from the last few decades, Historians on History provides an overview of the evolving nature of historical enquiry, illuminating the political, social and personal assumptions that have governed and sustained historical theory and practice....

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  • Judaism by Daniel Boyarin
    Judaism (English, Paperback) Daniel Boyarin

    Makes the bold argument that the very concept of a religion of "Judaism" is an invention of the Christian church. The intellectual journey of world-renowned Talmud scholar Daniel Boyarin, this book will change the study of ""Judaism"" - an essential key word in Jewish Studies - as we understand it today.

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  • Why Learn History (When It's Already on Your Phone) by Sam Wineburg
    Why Learn History (When It's Already on Your Phone) (English, Paperback) Sam Wineburg

    Wineburg has become the go-to guy for helping people, both teachers and administrators, think about how to teach kids history. This book is an accessible account of how we've tried to do it, why and how we've failed, and how we could do better.

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  • Along the Archival Grain by Ann Laura Stoler
    Along the Archival Grain (English, Paperback) Ann Laura Stoler

    Offers a methodological and analytic opening to the affective registers of imperial governance and the political content of archival forms. This title identifies the social epistemologies that guided perception and practice, revealing the problematic racial ontologies of that confused epistemic space.

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  • The Muqaddimah by Ibn Khaldun
    The Muqaddimah (English, Paperback) Ibn Khaldun

    The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldûn (d. 1406), this monumental work established the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including the philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. The first complete English...

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  • Primate Change by Vybarr Cregan-Reid
    Primate Change (English, Hardback) Vybarr Cregan-Reid

    This is the road from climate change to primate change.

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  • Research Methods for History by Lucy Faire
    Research Methods for History (English, Paperback) Lucy Faire

    Research Methods for History encourages those researching the past to think creatively about the wide range of methods currently in use, to understand how these methods are used and what historical insights they can provide.

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  • The Look of the Past by Ludmilla Jordanova
    The Look of the Past (English, Paperback) Ludmilla Jordanova

    Analysing visual and material culture is central to the historian's craft and The Look of the Past provides a much-needed introduction to the use of artefacts as evidence. Accessibly written and generously illustrated, this textbook develops the skills students need in order to describe, analyse and contextualise images and objects.

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  • What Is China? by Zhaoguang Ge
    What Is China? (English, Hardback) Zhaoguang Ge

    Ge Zhaoguang addresses sensitive questions of identity that shape the politics of the world's most populous country. This insider's account teases out nuances of China's encounter with the contemporary world, using its past to explain its present and to provide insight into paths the nation might follow as the current century unfolds.

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  • Islam and World History by Edmund Burke
    Islam and World History (English, Paperback) Edmund Burke

    Published in 1974, Marshall Hodgson's The Venture of Islam was a watershed moment in the study of Islam. By locating the history of Islamic societies in a global perspective, Hodgson challenged the orientalist paradigms that had stunted the development of Islamic studies and provided an alternative approach to world history. Edited by Edmund Burke III and Robert Mankin, Islam and World History...

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  • Reading Primary Sources by Miriam Dobson
    Reading Primary Sources (English, Paperback) Miriam Dobson

    Offers an overview of methodological approaches to the use of sources, analyzing the way that these have changed over time. This work also provides an overview of twelve different types of written sources, including letters, diaries, novels, and dreams, taking into account the expansion in the range of written primary sources used by historians.

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  • History by Peter Claus
    History (English, Paperback) Peter Claus, John Marriott

    "Familiarizes the reader with the varied spectrum of historical approaches. Global in scope, covering a wide range of topics from the ancient and medieval worlds to the twenty-first century"--Provided by the publisher.

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  • Forgetful Remembrance by Guy Beiner
    Forgetful Remembrance (English, Hardback) Guy Beiner

    Forgetful Remembrance offers a new approach to the study of memory by focusing on vernacular historiographies and the notion of forgetting. Using the 1798 Irish Rebellion, Beiner explores how communities try to obscure inconvenient and uncomfortable events from the past.

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  • Oral History Theory by Lynn Abrams
    Oral History Theory (English, Paperback) Lynn Abrams

    Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past, and Oral History Theory provides a comprehensive, systematic and accessible overview of this important field. Combining the study of theories drawn from disciplines ranging from linguistics to psychoanalysis with the observations of practitioners and including extensive examples of oral...

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  • Denying History by Michael Shermer
    Denying History (English, Paperback) Michael Shermer, Alex Grobman

    Takes a look at those who say the Holocaust never happened and explores the motivations behind such claims. This work shows how we can be certain that the Holocaust happened and, for that matter, how we can confirm any historical event.

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  • The Modernization of the Western World by John McGrath
    The Modernization of the Western World (English, Paperback) John McGrath, Kathleen Callanan Martin

    "Presents an overview of the history of Western civilization from ancient history to the current era of globalization"--

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